New Bio-Geographies

Type: Poster
Sponsor Groups: Biogeography Specialty Group, Animal Geography Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: J. Stallins, Sharon Wilcox

Call for Submissions

This organized poster session seeks participants whose work involves biogeography in diverse ways, either by spanning different subdisciplines of geography or by invoking theoretical perspectives that have relevance in other fields.


Geographical biogeography has historically included aspects of human geography, most notably through earlier work on plant domestication, agriculture, and cultural landscapes. However, in the past couple of decades the place of organisms, people, and the contours of the landscape have become malleable in different ways. Geographers now articulate plant-human and animal-human relationships that have complex geographies informed by cultural geography and social theory. Biogeography is recognized as political given how the mobility of organisms can defy or be constrained by human-defined borders. Digital surveillance of wildlife and algorithmic approaches to conservation now exist alongside older modes of conducting biogeographic inquiry. Translocation, assisted migration, and rewilding similarly reflect a gradient of ways in which humans are intertwined with the distribution of plants and animals. New materialist and affective theoretical approaches from human geography offer yet an additional way to look at how human and non-human organisms pattern and produce themselves in time and space. Insights into the microbiomic character of organisms as well as the the Earth itself similarly open up vast new modes of thinking about how life makes its distribution on Earth. We are looking for posters that convey the pluralism of ways to conceive of the dynamic boundaries, spaces, and places that define organisms.


ID Title Participant
0065 Comparing Environmental and Ecological Cross-Scale Structure Through Data Modelling of State Space J. Stallins
Faculty - UK Dept of Geography University of Kentucky
0066 (Conch) Pirates of the Caribbean: Quantifying Illegal Harvests of Queen Conch in Two of Belize's Marine Protected Areas Jordan Cissell
University of Alabama
0067 Invasive or Ingredient: Why not both? Alana Seaman
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
0068 A comparison of two GIS-based habitat characterization methods for juvenile gag (Mycteroperca microlepis): habitat suitability model vs ecological niche factor analysis Matthew Spetka
University of South Florida
0069 Understanding the relationships of urban sprawl and forest cover change: A case study from the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, Quintana Roo, Mexico Alana Rader
Rutgers University
0070 “Using remote sensing technology to analyze coastal erosion and vegetation loss in Aucoot Marsh in Marion Massachusetts, and its effect on diamond terrapin (malaclyemys terrapin) nesting sites.” Jacob Cabral
0071 Shorebirds vs Shanghai: The challenge of ecological civilization in a fast-changing region Mary Ann Cunningham
Associate Professor Vassar College
0072 Roads, Water, and Wetlands: Effects of Highway Construction on Wetland Viability Natasha Chenot
0073 Pollinator community around culturally significant focal plants of the Flathead Indian Reservation Kendra Melanson
074 Patterns of vertebrate richness across global anthromes: prioritizing conservation in the Anthropocene Emma Cook
Furman University
075 Networking a Common Space: How Tree Planting Actors Work Together to Green the Gateway Cities of Fall River and Chicopee, Massachusetts  Laura Cohen
HERO Program
076 Modelling Florida Panther Distribution in Southern Florida and the Influence of Anthropogenic Forces Sam Watson
Clark University
077 Influence of greenhouse cultivation on the heavy-metal contaminations of vegetables in sewage-irrigated farmland CHUN CAO
078 Identifying Potential Ginseng Habitats in Allegany County, Maryland Morgan Alban
079 Ungulate use of locally infectious zones (LIZs) in the re-emerging anthrax zone of Southwestern Montana Morgan Walker
University of Florida
080 Assessing the impact of established juvenile trees on land surface temperature in Burncoat and Greendale neighborhoods in Worcester, MA Andrew Pagan
Clark University
081 Modelling the Current and Future Ecosystem Services of Urban Tree Planting in Chicopee & Fall River, Massachusetts Rowan Moody
082 Nesting Box Project for Bluebirds at Blue Marsh Lake, Eastern Pennsylvania Marie Smoyer
Army Corps of Engineers
083 Wolves are Wild: A Collection of Narratives About Rescued Wolves and Wolfdogs Molly Vorhaus
084 Bird Biodiversity Assessment Tool: Furman’s campus as a case study Jake Batchelor
Furman University
085 DNA Barcoding a College Campus Arboretum Tamara Biegas
Harford Community College
086 Shell Shocked : Temperature induced sea level rise threatens sea turtle nesting habitat Stephen Esmond

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